Friday, December 16, 2011

Chicken Kiev

Among various dishes offered the Ukrainian kitchen is a Chicken Kiev. This dishes is the historical traditional component of Ukrainian national diet. Chicken Kiev is masterpiece of city culture.
Chicken Kiev is a dish consisting of a boneless chicken breast wrapped around a piece of herbed/seasoned butter, breaded and deep fried. Here's a recipe for the real deal
Simple but elegant, this breast of chicken, stuffed with a flavorful compound butter and fried, makes its own sauce; when you slice into the chicken, the melted butter is released onto the plate.
chicken Kiev
There are many Chicken Kiev`s variants of recipes. Propose to you the most classical:
Variant 1 0f Chicken Kiev recipe:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter/margarine, parsley, chives and lemon juice. Blend all together and refrigerate.
  • Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper and pound well to flatten. Remove paper and season breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove seasoned butter from refrigerator and divide it into 6 portions. Place one portion in the center of each chicken breast. Fold the short ends of the breasts into the center, then fold in the sides. Secure each breast with a wooden toothpick.
  • Add the water to the eggs and beat together. Coat each rolled breast with bread crumbs, dip into egg/water mixture, then into bread crumbs again, coating well. Chill breasts for one hour.
  • In a deep fryer, heat oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Carefully lower breasts into hot oil. Fry for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper toweling and serve.

Variant 2 of Chicken Kiev recipe:
  • ½ c butter.
  • 3 ea garlic cloves ground.
  • ¼ ea lemon juice.
  • 2 ea chicken breasts.
  • 2 ea eggs.
  • ½ c scallions chopped.
  • 3 c bread crumbs.
  • salt.
Variant 3 of Chicken Kiev recipe:
  • 4 large chicken half-breasts
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces dry white bread crumbs
ckicken kiev ukrainian dish

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